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Blog entry by davemoorefurniture posted 10-11-2017 10:06 PM 1384 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,

I’m not here to sell you anything. However I do want you to check out this product I’ve developed called Magport. I’ve been a woodworker for many years and I began developing this magnetic fitting system several years ago in an attempt to make connecting and disconnecting flexible dust collection hose fast enough to keep up with my workflow. Often I rearrange machinery to accommodate super long boards which requires flexibility in the dust collection. Or, if your shop is small, like mine, this system makes it convenient to switch the hose between your jointer and planer, for example. I made a 1.5 minute video showing how it’s used and how I make them. Please check it out.

Thanks!
Dave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kkmmLhsyRQ

-- http://www.davidmoorefurniture.com



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 10-12-2017 12:00 AM

Have you contacted Rockler? I bet they would be receptive to this new and interesting approach. They may be able to help you scale up production and market the idea. It looks like you have a fine product there. I even like the name.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 01:02 AM

Hope you have applied for a patent!

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 07:40 PM

This is a very good idea (wish I had thought of it). If you haven’t already, I would definitely apply for a patent.

If it takes off you’re going to have a hard time keeping up with your current production means. You will want to look into injection molding the PVC components out of HIPS. Then your costs will be in 50 cent range for the star shapes.

Good luck with the venture.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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